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Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015 met Thursday, October 16th at Turner Industries.  The Class participated in a full day of diversity training as part of the yearly program that will continue until May of 2015.  The diversity program is directed by Mr. Rick Miller of Commerce...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

John Davis, the Executive Director of American Red Cross for Lamar County and Texarkana Area has announced his resignation effective Friday, October 24, 2014. Mr. Davis stated, “I have been offerred an amazing opportunity, returning to the health care development field, as Executive...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

Steve Grubbs, PEDC Chair The Paris Economic Development Corporation has called a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:30pm. The only item on the agenda is to convene into Executive Session. The agenda reads that the Board will go into closed session to discuss and deliberate the...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Midterm Elections- Who is on the Ballot

Midterm Elections- Who is on the Ballot

Here is a complete list of who is on the ballot for the November 4th Election. Early Voting does start next week at the Court House Annex (old Post Office) at 231 Lamar St. On Election Day all voting in person will be done at the Polling locations and not at the Court House Annex as it will not...

10/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Proposition 1 on your ballot

Proposition 1 on your ballot

The last item you will see on your ballot for the November 4th election is for Proposition 1. The amendment to the Texas Constitution reads on the ballot “The constitutional amendment providing for the use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway fund to assist in the...

10/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

The Paris A21 A-Team will host a Walk for Freedom this Saturday, October 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza to raise awareness for the awful crime of human-trafficking. The A21 Campaign is a non-profit organization that works to end human trafficking, abolishing the injustice in the...

10/17/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

The Paris Main Street’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch is back in business this year and they have a plethora of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes available for you. If you are getting pumpkins this year for Halloween or the fall season go no further than the Downtown Pumpkin Patch. A host of...

10/14/2014 by Josh Allen
EVERGREEN CEMETERY OPEN AIR CHAPEL AND COLUMBARIUM

EVERGREEN CEMETERY OPEN AIR CHAPEL AND COLUMBARIUM

Following a capital fund drive to build an open air chapel and columbarium niches at Evergreen Cemetery, the board is pleased to announce that construction has begun on this new facility. Evergreen Cemetery board of directors recognized the need for a columbarium to accommodate the trend s in...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Commissioners Approve Voting Locations

Commissioners Approve Voting Locations

The Commissioner Court on October 13th approved the three changes to the Polling Locations for the November 4th General Election. All polling locations are the same as they were in the March elections, with the exception of Precinct 1A3B, 3H3C and 4A6E. Those individuals previously voting at...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Discusses PEDC Oversight

City Council Discusses PEDC Oversight

Monday night the Paris City Council discussed the return of oversight of the PEDC to the City Council. District 2 Councilwoman Sue Lancaster Council Member Sue Lancaster began, “I was interested in how oversight was lost on PEDC.  I was interested in how we did lose focus.  I did much...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Executive Director Search, Incentive Agreements on PEDC Agenda

Executive Director Search, Incentive Agreements on PEDC Agenda

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, October 14th at 4pm. On the agenda for the meeting is discussion and possible action on Sealed Bids to purchase four lots owned by the PEDC located at 1546 S. Church Street. The board will also discuss...

10/13/2014 by eParisExtra
Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

The physicians of Lamar County want to help ensure the safety of local children by giving away free safety helmets Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Paris Family Fun Center, 2625 Spur 139, Paris. The Lamar Delta County Medical Society safety helmet giveaway is part of a...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Colder months ahead, home fires increase PARIS, TEXAS — With fall upon us and colder months ahead, families begin using their heaters, fire places, stoves and even candles to warm up – all increasing the chance of a home fire. For American Red Cross in Lamar County, this means the beginning...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

Paris, TX – (October 10, 2014) – Your United Way of Lamar County Community Campaign has raised approximately 36% of its $550,000 goal in the first four weeks of the 8 week campaign, United Way announced October 7. Your United Way Community Campaign, serves all of Paris and Lamar County, has...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Grand jury: 11 indicted in October

Grand jury: 11 indicted in October

Lamar County Courthouse A Lamar County grand jury handed up indictments on 11 individuals to the 6th District Court this week, including the indictment of Titus Bernard Wiley on the charge of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Tina Louise Chancellor for...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Lakes Medical Center to start construction this week

Paris Lakes Medical Center to start construction this week

PARIS LAKES DEVELOPMENT STARTS INFASTUCTURE IMPROVEMENT This billboard sits on the southeast corner of the planned development site. (eParisExtra photo) Paris Lakes Development is proud to announce that Paris Lakes Medical Center is to start construction this week, according to a company press...

10/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Today is last day to register for chamber's

Today is last day to register for chamber's "Speed Networking" lunch

Thursday, October 9, is the last day to register for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce’s popular “Speed Networking for Businesses” lunch event at the Love Civic Center, to be held on Tuesday, October 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $25 for non-Chamber members...

10/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Congressman Ralph Hall In Stable Condition after Weekend Car Accident

Congressman Ralph Hall In Stable Condition after Weekend Car Accident

United States Congressman Ralph Hall was involved in a two-vehicle accident on Saturday in Fannin County on highway 121. The 91-year old remains hospitalized at the Medical Center in Plano and is expected to make a full recover. However, the Congressman did undergo surgery on Sunday to repair...

10/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Last Day to Register to Vote is Monday

Last Day to Register to Vote is Monday

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming 2014 Mid-Term Election Cycle is next Monday, October the 6th. Applicants or registered voters with internet access can go to www.lamarcountyelections.com to register to vote or update their voter registration by clicking the “Register To...

10/04/2014 by eParisExtra
A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

The 1871 Old Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast is located at 731 Clarksville Street, Paris, Texas. (eParisExtra photo by josh Allen) Can you imagine lounging in the evening before going upstairs to bed in a house that’s over 140 years old, built in 1871? That dream could come true at the...

10/04/2014 by Josh Allen